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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

#310: Plank - Hivemind


With their debut LP Animalism, Manchester’s Plank! introduced both themselves, and their love of krautrock-inspired, instrumental prog-rock to the world. It wasn’t something to everyone’s tastes, but it was ultimately something which garnered them fans and allowed the band to develop confidently, even after the departure of  their previous drummer. Now, having dropped the exclamation mark from their name, Plank have released their second album Hivemind, a record that might have downsized significantly in subject matter from 2012′sAnimalism, but one that has absolutely grown in ambition.